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"The funeral service of Jonathan Peter Jackson (1953-1970) and William Arthur Christmas (1943-1970), who were killed in the course of an armed action which they staged during a politically charged trial of prison inmates at the Marin County, California, Hall of Justice, on August 7, 1970. Contents include Master of Ceremonies at the funeral, Father Earl Neil and a eulogy by Huey P. Newton, Black Panther Party co-founder and officer. Services were recorded at St. Augustine's Church,...
Topics: BLACK PANTHERS, FUNERALS, JACKSON, JONATHAN, CHRISTMAS, WILLIAM, SAN QUENTIN, SOLEDAD BROTHERS,...
Speech on Black political action. H. Rap Brown and Stokely Carmichael address the Black Panthers. [Event is a Free Huey rally in February, 1968; either the one held February 17 at the Oakland Auditorium, or February 18 in Los Angeles.]
KPFA produced this biographical sketch of Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, compiled from audio clips from the Pacifica Radio Archives. Newton was murdered in West Oakland on August 22, 1989. The tape is introduced by Ginny Z. Berson. Clips include Newton's press conference at attorney Charles Garry's San Francisco office following his release on $50,000 bond; Newton speaking on June 2, 1970 from prison in San Luis Obispo, four days after the California State Court of...
Topics: Berson, Ginny Z., Huey P. Newton funeral / introduced by Ginny Z. Berson., Newton, Huey P., NEWTON,...
Actuality of Eldridge Cleaver's speech at the University of California, Berkeley campus in response to Governor Ronald Reagan's cancellation of proposed UC Berkeley class 139X, for which Cleaver was scheduled to be a lecturer.
Actuality of a rally held at Bobby Hutton Memorial Park (a.k.a. De Fremery Park) in Oakland hosted by Masai Hewitt, Minister of Education of the Black Panther Party. Professor Angela Davis, professor of philosophy at the University of California, Los Angeles, talks about raising the level of consciousness of people involved in the anti-Vietnam War movement. Terence Hallinan, attorney and anti-war activist. Hewitt talks about the relationship between African-American people and the Vietnamese...
KPFA volunteer Claude Marks reports from the office of San Francisco attorney Charles Garry to report on the press conference hosted by Garry and Huey P. Newton of the Black Panther Party. Newton had just been released from a two-year jail sentence on $50,000 bail and planned to appeal his conviction on manslaughter charges. Newton announces the political plans of the Panthers, including the release of the Soledad brothers and solidarity with Third World peoples. Technical difficulties around 7...
Topics: Garry, Charles., Marks, Claude., Prisons -- Social conditions., Blacks -- Political activity., Huey...
KPFA's Elsa Knight Thompson interviews Huey Newton in jail in Oakland, CA. Newton discusses the capitalist exploitation of black labor and how the concept of free enterprise has been destructive to black people. Thompson and Newton talk about the increasing awareness of the Black Panther movement in the East Bay Area and what the role of the unorganized white person who wishes to align themselves with Black Liberation.
Topics: BLACK PANTHER PARTY., Newton, Huey P., Prisoners -- Personal narratives., Huey Newton from jail in...
Speech by Bobby Seale, chairman of the Black Panther Party, at the Free Huey Newton rally held at the Oakland Auditorium on February 17, 1968 on Newton's birthday. Seale goes over the Black Panther Party's list of demands for the black community, praises Newton's teachings and contributions to the Party and rallies the audience to defend themselves against the racist power structure.
Jeff Kamen narrates this audio documentary about the Free Breakfast for School Children program put on by the Black Panthers and the Young Lords throughout the United States. Includes interviews with Joan Kelly, national coordinator of the Free Breakfast program; Bobby Rush, Chicago Black Panther Party Minister of Defense; Jimmy Johnson, coordinator of Free Breakfast programs in Southern California; Ronald Tyson, coordinator of the New York City Free Breakfast program; and Louie Nunez,...
Topics: BLACK PANTHERS, POLITICAL PARTIES, AFRICAN AMERICANS, CHILDREN
Actuality of the memorial service of Bobby Hutton (1950-1968), the first Black Panther recruit who was killed in a shootout with the Oakland Police Department. Colin Edwards interviews Louella Cleaver, sister of Eldridge Cleaver, about her reaction to Hutton's and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s deaths. Interviews with youth attendees of the funeral. The service is followed by a rally at Merritt Park organized by the Peace & Freedom Party to protest Hutton's slaying and the arrests of Eldridge...
Black Panther Party co-founder Huey P. Newton speaks about his political activities and events surrounding his trial from jail in San Luis Obispo, CA. Newton asks for immunity from the United Nations for Eldridge Cleaver and the release of all Panthers currently serving prison sentences. Restricted distribution rights.
Topics: BLACK PANTHER PARTY., Newton, Huey P., Prisoners -- Personal narratives., Statement from Huey P....
Huey Newton, interviewed by Alex Hoffman, KPFA reporter. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, discusses his imprisonment, the impending trial, and the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. Newton notes that most of the black inmates in jail with him have become Black Panthers since his incarceration. Interview was at the Alameda County Jail, June 7, 1968. [Newton was convicted of manslaughter, not murder. His attorney was Charles Garry.]
Tom Hayden, Jerry Rubin and Eldridge Cleaver speak at the Yippie Pre-Erection Day rally on the University of California, Berkeley campus on October 30th, 1968. They talk about the current political situation, and student issues.
Topics: Rubin, Jerry., Cleaver, Eldridge, 1935-, Hayden, Tom., Student movements -- Berkeley (Calif.).,...
Cleaver speaks at a meeting sponsored by the Eldridge Cleaver Defense Committee. Originally scheduled at the Hall of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, the group's permit was canceled by city officials, and the meeting was finally held at California Hall in San Francisco. Introduction by Jessica Mitford. On November 26, 1968, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall refused to extend Eldridge Cleaver's liberty pending his upcoming trial, and his parole was technically reinstated as of November 27th,...
KPFA's Colin Edwards reports on the police attack on the Black Panther Party headquarters on Grove Street in Oakland on September 10, 1968. Edwards interviews Eldridge Cleaver, Minister of Information for the Black Panthers; Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panther Party; Alex Hoffmann, defense attorney for the Black Panthers; Cecil Johnson, an eyewitness to the shooting; and Charles Garry, Huey Newton's defense attorney. Edwards goes down to the Alameda County Jail to speak with Huey P....
Elsa Knight Thompson interviews Eldridge Cleaver at the offices of Ramparts magazine in September, 1968. Cleaver had recently been prohibited from teaching a course (class 139X) at the University of California, Berkeley about social change in America.
Topics: Cleaver, Eldridge, 1935-, Academic freedom., Social change., Eldridge Cleaver interview /...
Charles Garry, attorney for Bobby Seale, also comments by Seale at the Hall of Justice in Oakland, regarding the Cleaver situation last night. Interview with Reverend Earl Neil at St. Augustine Episcopal Church, Oakland. Discussion about the police claim where guns were confiscated at meeting of Black Panther Party there. - Broadcast date unknown.
Topics: BLACK PANTHERS, SEALE, BOBBY, CLEAVER, ELDRIDGE
Statement written by Huey Newton, read by Bobby Seale, expressing grief at the death of George Jackson and calling for black solidarity.
Topics: Prisoners -- Personal narratives., Trials (Murder) -- California., Soldad Brothers., Interviews...
Elsa Knight Thompson moderates a panel discussion about the alliance between the Black Panthers and the Peace & Freedom Party. Participants are Bobby Seale, Chairman of the Black Panther Party, and Bob Avakian and Mike Parker, two organizers of the Peace & Freedom Party. Seale clarifies that the Panthers are not an anti-white organization but are anti-racism and oppression. Parker explains the origin of the Peace & Freedom Party's name and their coalition with the Black Panther...
David Stevens conducts interviews with inmates at Soledad Prison in California. John Cluchette, Fleeta Drumgo, and George Jackson discuss their transfer to San Quentin, their experiences at Soledad, and the prospects for their upcoming trial. Winner of Golden Mike Award.
Topics: Drumgo, Fleeta., JACKSON, GEORGE, 1941-1971., Cluchette, John., Prisoners -- Personal narratives.,...
Kathleen Cleaver, Communications Secretary of the Black Panther Party, State Assembly candidate on the Peace & Freedom Party platform and wife of Black Panther Party Minister of Information Eldridge Cleaver, discusses Black activism and her husband's activities and persecution with host Julius Lester. Cleaver talks about the origins of the Black Panther Party and describes it as the culmination of a series of movements and organizations in the black community. She also talks about their...
Topics: Lester, Julius., Blacks -- Political activity., Conversation with Kathleen Cleaver / interviewed by...
KPFA volunteer Denny Smithson rode on a bus trip made by Black Panther Party on May 2, 1968. The trip began at the Alameda County Courthouse where Bobby Seale appeared at 9:30am. Smithson reads a telegram from Jesse Unruh. The bus then traveled to Sacramento, where the Panthers demanded the reinstatement of Eldridge Cleaver's parole. Includes interviews with Kathleen Cleaver, Communications Secretary of the Black Panthers and wife of Eldridge Cleaver, and Leonard Glaser, co-chairman of the...
"Proceedings from the funeral for Huey P. Newton at Allen Temple Baptist Church in East Oakland, CA. The Reverend J. Alfred Smith, Sr. delivers Newton's eulogy. The Reverend J. Alfred Smith, Jr. introduces the Reverend Charles Johnson, the Reverend Victor Madeiras, and Father James Goode. Leola Giles performs ""Precious Lord, Take My Hand."" Remarks are offered by Dr. Fred Hiestand, Carol Hughes, Dr. Cecelia Arrington, Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin (H. Rap Brown), and...
Topics: Berson, Ginny Z., Huey P. Newton funeral / introduced by Ginny Z. Berson., Newton, Huey P., NEWTON,...
"Eldridge Cleaver speaks about the drug culture in the United States and about Timothy Leary. Announcement about the Cleaver's relationship with the Black Panther Party and Timothy Leary and his wife. Commentary on Timothy Leary as a ""secular god who the revolutionary movement in the United States revolves around."" Cleaver says Leary is wedded to LSD and ""would rather die than give up the idea of dosing everyone with LSD."" Cleaver doesn't agree,...
Part 2 of Elsa Knight Thompson's interview with Huey Newton in jail in Oakland, CA. Thompson asks Newton whether short-term solutions offered by white communities are compatible with the aims of the Black Panthers. Newton asserts that the Black Panther Party program could be instituted immediately were it not for the racist power structure. Newton also talks about his Congressional bid for election on the Peace & Freedom Party ticket as a means to educate more people about the struggles of...
Topics: BLACK PANTHER PARTY., Newton, Huey P., Prisoners -- Personal narratives., Huey Newton from jail in...
Black Panther Party Chairman Bobby Seale is interviewed by Elsa Knight Thompson in the San Francisco County Jail two days after his return to the Bay Area from the Chicago Conspiracy Trial. Seale talks about first meeting Huey P. Newton, his origins as a revolutionary and the difference between self-defense and terrorism.
Black Panther Party co-founder and leader Huey P. Newton discusses his imprisonment at Vacaville Medical Facility in Vacaville, CA with Denny Smithson of KPFA's Public Affairs Department; Karen Wald, reporter for the Guardian; and Joe Blum, editor of The Movement. Newton talks about the way he's been portrayed in the media and physical and social conditions at Vacaville.
"Speeches by Bobby Seale, Chairman of the Black Panther Party and Black Panther Party co-founder; Bettina Aptheker, Free Speech Leader; Robert Scheer, managing editor of Ramparts Magazine; Bob Avakian, Steering Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party; and John Kelly, professor of U.C. Berkeley Math Department, supporting the anti-draft activities of the Oakland Seven. Held on January 26, 1968 on Sproul Hall Steps at University of California, Berkeley. Sound levels fluctuate throughout the...
"Continuation of the proceedings from the funeral for Huey P. Newton at the Allen Temple Baptist Church in East Oakland, CA. Remarks by the Reverend Frank Pinkard, Bobby Seale and Reverend Cecil Williams. The congregation sings ""We Shall Overcome"" during the recessional. Reported by Bari Scott and Wendell Harper. Outro by Ginny Z. Berson."
Topics: Berson, Ginny Z., Huey P. Newton funeral / introduced by Ginny Z. Berson., Newton, Huey P., NEWTON,...
"Continuation of the proceedings from the funeral for Huey P. Newton at the Allen Temple Baptist Church in East Oakland, CA. Johnny Spain and Father Earl Neil offer brief remarks. Phyllis Sneed performs a solo, ""Great is Thy Faithfulness"". The Reverend J. Alfred Smith, Sr. delivers Newton's eulogy and closing prayer (out of order because Pastor J. Alfred Smith Sr. had to leave). Adrianne Brown performs a solo, ""He'll Understand And Say Well...
Topics: Berson, Ginny Z., Huey P. Newton funeral / introduced by Ginny Z. Berson., Newton, Huey P., NEWTON,...
Speech given by Bobby Seale, Black Panther chairman, during a Black Panther meeting in defense of Huey Newton, a fellow Black Panther member on April 16, 1968. The speech was delivered at the Kaleidoscope, a largely white nightclub in Los Angeles.
"Continuation of the rally at Merritt Park in memory of Bobby Hutton (1950-1968), and in support of Huey Newton and Eldridge Cleaver. James Forman (1928-2005) of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee eulogizes Hutton and talks about how to deal with ""the hogs."" Audio distorted in the last minute, cuts out mid-speech. Reported by Colin Edwards of KPFA."
Examination of the Berkeley City Council's proposed resolution by Councilman Ron Dellums calling for the release of Huey P. Newton. The motion calls for the release of Huey P. Newton from jail in Oakland, CA, on the grounds that this indictment by the Grand Jury was unconstitutional because the Grand Jury was selected by a racist process. Produced by Colin Edwards.